Gifting And Baking Inspo To Get You Ready For Christmas

We partnered with Canadian lifestyle bloggers ‘Modern Handmade’ to inspire your baking and gifting goals. From budget-friendly teacher gifts to easy tips for baking homemade treats and gifts, we’re revisiting their favourites from last year below and unveiling new picks for 2019 coming soon!

Read more to see creative ideas by Thalita from @TheLearnerObserver, Andrea from @HarlowAndThistle, Gemma from @TheSweetestDigs, Colleen aka Lemon Thistle from @ColleenPastoor and Lindi from @Love_Create_Celebrate.

For the holiday homebody by Love Create Celebrate

Use a little basket like this to wrap everything up. It’s an added bonus because it doubles as home decor.

Know someone who prefers a cozy night indoors? You can easily mix and match items to make a great gift basket. Lindi put in a stunning marble candle, two monochromatic mugs and a coffee carafe . You can always add in some plush foam slippers too! This idea is a great last minute gift for your significant other or a couples gift for an at home date night.

Read more from Love Create Celebrate to see how you can make your gift basket a little sweeter.

Shop all of Lindi’s picks here.

For their favourite teacher by The Sweetest Digs

We love these silicone oven mitts because they’re easy to clean with all the holiday baking.

Teachers always get the same couple of gifts like mugs or pricey gift cards. Change it up with the help of Gemma’s budget friendly teacher gift ideas. This idea is sure to show your kid’s teachers how grateful you are without breaking the bank. Gemma used the  KSP silicone oven mitts, a gourmet hot chocolate pack  and part of this pack of three OXO wooden spoons.

Check out The Sweetest Digs blog for more budget-friendly gift inspiration for teachers and the entire family.

Shop Gemma’s picks here.

For your next-door neighbour (and Santa) by The Learner Observer

This adorable Cookies for Santa plate and mug set is perfect for giving Santa a nice treat on the big night.

Avoid spending time running around a crowded mall, and bake them a thoughtful gift like cookies.  Thalita and her kids baked some delicious cookies with this set of 3 KSP silicone cookie stamps.

This set of cookie stamps come with three different styles including a tree, gingerbread man and snowflake.

Instead of rolling out the dough, she used the OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop, Pro Cookie Slider Sheet and the new Betty Crocker Non-Stick Liner to make some delicious holiday cookies.

Head over to the Learner Observer blog to see how she packaged them up with a simple brown paper bad and a fun ornament!

Shop all of Thalita’s picks here.

For your holiday guests by Harlow and Thistle

Planning a get together with friends and family can be very stressful. This gift is the perfect “take home dessert” because it takes a classic dessert in a jar to a WHOLE other level. Andrea made these buffalo plaid cakes with the help of our these mini mason jars. To wrap the gift up she added a star dessert fork, cheese cloth and twine.

buffalo check cake

Preparing to assemble the cakes on this crushed bamboo board

Want to leave your guests in awe too? Learn how to make this tasty buffalo plaid cake in a jar with the help of Harlow and Thistle.

Shop all of Andrea’s must-haves here.

Gifts made from the heart by Lemon Thistle


“Baking is like art to me- I love what it teaches kids and I want it to be in our life…”

Colleen at Lemon Thistle shared her tips for stress-free baking with kids, making it a wonderful way to spend quality family time together. Okay, so she admits that the perfectly-perfect cookies might be hard to pull off when baking with kids, but she does a lovely job explaining why it can be so much fun this way.


TBH, we think these snowflake cookies look pretty darn good, and we love that she used these cute cookie cutters, OXO baking sheets and mixing bowl set too.

Read more heart-warming inspiration in her blog here.

Shop all of Colleen’s baking essentials here, including a flour sifter she loves.

Looking for more gift-spiration?

Check out our Gift Guide for a huge selection that makes finding the perfect gift a breeze.

Don’t forget to check out more Holiday gift ideas up on the KSP blog for more inspiration by Canadian bloggers.